BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments are a novel approach to reducing facial lines and wrinkles. You no longer have to try and mask crow’s feet, laugh lines, worry lines, or frown lines with makeup or try to ignore their aging effects. Botox Cosmetic is effective in reducing and eliminating these fine lines and wrinkles.
Dr. Caloss also uses Botox for migraines, injecting it into nerves and muscles on and around the face, neck, and jaws. This relaxes clenched muscles and reduces muscle spasms that can aggravate or cause pain in temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). You can learn more about Botox for TMJ on our Non-Surgical TMJ treatments page.
Why Should I Get Botox Cosmetic From an Oral Surgeon?
Botox Cosmetic is sometimes administered by plastic surgeons or dermatologists, but oral surgeons have advantages that others do not. Oral surgeons focus years of study on the structure, form, and function of the bones and muscles of the face. We have an in-depth knowledge of how your face moves, how each muscle group affects the others, whether your treatments will change the shape of your mouth, and how your teeth will work after Botox injections. Dr. Caloss’s expertise and artistry focus on comfortably and safely providing optimal wrinkle reduction.
How Does Botox Cosmetic Work?
The lines around the mouth, eyes, and forehead are called dynamic wrinkles because they are visible when you make certain facial expressions, such as raising your eyebrows or frowning. Botox is a purified botulinum toxin refined from a specific bacterium. When injected just beneath the skin’s surface around dynamic wrinkles, the muscles relax, temporarily smoothing the wrinkles and lines.
How Long Does a Treatment Take?
Most patients need only 10-20 minutes for each treatment, but this depends on how many injections you receive and how extensive the wrinkles and lines are.
Will It Hurt?
You may feel a sting or pinch, much like a mild bee sting, but most people do not feel much discomfort at all. At your request, we can apply a topical numbing cream to your skin before any injections.
How Soon Will I See a Difference?
The results of Botox injections are not immediate. You will see the lines and wrinkles beginning to smooth within 24 hours. Full results usually take up to a week, but they last between four and six months. Research indicates that the cumulative effects of Botox Cosmetic over time tend to last longer.
Who is a Candidate for Botox Cosmetic?
Anyone concerned about wrinkles around the eyes, lips, and the forehead should consider Botox, which is minimally invasive and does not require any recovery time. Both men and women benefit from Botox Cosmetic. Over the age of 65, when skin sags more, your improvement may not be as dramatic. For others, as long as you are over 18, in good health, and not pregnant or nursing, you can get Botox injections. There are some individuals with neurological disorders who should not get Botox.
Is Botox Cosmetic Safe?
Botox Cosmetic is safe and approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating dynamic facial wrinkles in healthy adults. It is vital to have a doctor or surgeon administer your Botox injections to ensure the appropriate dose and placement and the injections for safety and effectiveness. Dr. Caloss is trained and experienced in Botox Cosmetic use.
Are There Side Effects to Botox Cosmetic Injections?
After your treatment, there may be slight bruising at injection sites, but these fade quickly. If you feel any mild bruising after treatment, an ice pack or Ibuprofen helps. You can resume your normal activities immediately after treatment.
Some individuals experience temporary weakness in nearby muscles, which fades after a few days. In rare cases, one or both eyelids may droop slightly. If this is bothersome, you can discontinue Botox, and your eyelids will return to normal as the Botox wears off.
If you are interested in using Botox Cosmetic to turn back the clock by reducing facial lines and wrinkles, contact our Jackson MS office at Jackson Office Phone Number 601-841-3223 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Caloss.